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. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
as the draw against admitting shooter major nadal hassan resumed. yesterday, his attorneys argued that the major, representing himself, was trying to give himself the death penalty. toudge denied their request take over or leave the case, saying that hassan has the right to represent himself even if he is doing so poorly. hassan did not question either soldier who testified today. >> once again, a mild day has turned into a wet, stormy night in some areas. chief meteorologist doug hill joins us with the latest. >> right now 80 degrees in arlington outside of the belfort furniture weather center. this is one of our many weather cameras, this one from fairfax. beautiful cloud time lapse. for a fewvy rain, brief minutes, then it is starting to brighton. showers and storms this evening. tomorrow, i think that will be a very active weather day, numerous showers and storms. heavy downpours just north of annapolis, severna park, glen , alle, south of baltimore of this moving generally from the southwest to the northeast. more across west virginia and ohio. tomorrow, and let of that will
. >> reporter: well, kai, hassan's court-martial came to an abrupt halt when his stand by attorneys asked to be pulled from the case. the lawyers claim hassan is trying to get the death penalty. and say they will not help him be a martyr. hassan is representing himself in opening arguments admitted he was the gunman in the shooting. the judge ruled the defense attorneys are required to stay on the case. the lawyers are planning to appeal, claiming the judge is forcing them to violate professional rules of conduct. >> if convicted, hassan will face the death penalty. >>> stranded in kenya, a massive fire at the nairobi airport trapped nearly a dozen marylanders on a -- aide trips toaf rica. today, international flights resumed. but still could take days for some of tome get them. >>> forcing the suspension of international flights and choking a travel gateway. several maryland aide workers were in all of that chaos. >> they let us out on the tarmac. and basically, with only one international terminal, which was completely in flames. >> reporter: katie price, an aide worker, had just arriv
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
at the military trial of the accused fort hood shooter, nidal hassan. the major asked to represent himself and now his attorney saying they want off the case. the judge just responded. hang on. >>> the military trial of the accused gunman in the fort hood massacre resumed after a dramatic request from lawyers on standby to help for the defense. these lawyers asked the court to take them off the case. they say this guy, major hasan, appears to be trying to get the death penalty. the judge said no. the judge ereduce to allow them to take control of his defense. the army major is accused of murdering 13 soldiers and wounding more than 30 in 2009. he is acting as his own lawyer but the court appointed the defense attorneys to be ready if he needs them. however, those lawyers say the judge is forcing them to violate their responsibilities. casey stiegel is at fort hood. there was a heated exchange, it's my understanding, huh? >> it was interesting and all over the judge forcing this standby counsel to remain working on this case, sort of serving is consultants to major hasan, walking him through proced
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
in texas has come to an assault. hassan's lawyers said he's trying to get the health penalty but not putting on a defense. they're asking the judge to remove them from the case. the trial has been stopped while the judge considers the request. >>> some tense moments outside the office of elijah comings has hazmat crews, bomb squad and federal agents called in. >> the mount vernon office of congressman elijah cummings at the center of an intense fbi investigation. >> they were surrounding the door. i heard there was a suspicious note and some substance on the door. >> a employee with military experience arrived at work and noticed the putty like material stuck around the outside door. >> she noticed that there was something that gave the appearance of plastic explosive devices in various places around the door. >> no one was allowed in the building and they they tested the material. >> it was not an explosive device but it was made to appear that way. there was wiring connected to it. >> the fbi confirm it had material was not hazardous. several sticky notes were found on the
of the alleged fort hood shooter resumes today after son unusual developments. nadal hassan is representing himself. the lawyers hired to help him, say it is clear that he is working toward a death penalty. that exchange prompted the judge to close the courtroom, she must decide what to do next. he is accused of killing 13 people, and wounding nine others. an. his ex-wife requested that hearing after the five-year-old son became stuck in a pool drain. he nearly drowned and a contractor who happened to be at the home was able to rescue the boy and perform cpr. she is seeking temporary custody of the two children. >> with some good news. researchers in germany are testing a new laser that actually detects turbulent air. to 20 miles it is estimated by the way, the turbulence has a $150 million impact on the economy each year. >> now to a very bizarre discovery. a man snapped this photo of a dead shark on a train that was headed to queens. a conductor asked passengers to go ahead and leave the car, as supervisor later disposed of that shark. officials don't know how the shark ended up on that t
thoughts, a hero survivor of the attack, sergeant manning shot several times by hassan. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> in your view, does this basically settle the question of whether or not this was terrorism? >> i think that it does. also i think the government has known this even prior to the shooting. i hope that they now that it's out and that they basically can't suppress it they will classify it as a terrorist attack. >> this guy who has received $300,000 in government pay while in jail, this guy, hasan, didn't keep his radical views to himself. they were known to the government, weren't they? >> yes. even as far back as 2007, his peers and co-workers knew that he was radicalized and knew he had some pretty extreme views. obviously the fbi had intercepted e-mails between him and anwar al awlaki. >> and they did what about it? >> absolutely nothing. according to the report, they said it was politically sensitive and refused to interview him or tell the army about it, which hasan was a commissioned officer so he had security clearance. of course he has access to classified in
. >>> the mass murder trial of army major nidal hassan is scheduled to resume at ft. hood, texas, it was delayed a day after he's trying to seek the death penalty. mark potter is in killeen, texas, with the latest. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this boils down to a big disagreement for tactics between the defendant, major hasan and the army defense team assigned to help him. although major nidal hasan is acting as his own attorney, he has a stand by team of military lawyers. they're trained in defending death penalty cases. on wednesday, a member of the team believes hasan is trying to get the death penalty and they should not be required to take part. the attorney said, working in concert with the prosecution to achieve the death sentence is something we cannot do. >> they say their role as defending their client and they believe that their client is going down the wrong path. the one that inevitably leads to a death sentence. >> hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. the rampage shooting at ft. hood nearly four years
information. >> this major story army major nadal hassan found guilty on all counts. he faces the death penalty for killing 13 people when he injured others. he said this on fox and friends. >> what was really relieving is it took four years to come to this point and when survivors are talking about this, we talked about the need for justice to be served and when we saw the verdict come down, it meant a whole lot to us. all 13 jurors must vote for excuse or he will get the rest of his life in prison. and an 8-year-old girl fights off a would-be kidnapper in her backyard. >> she bit down on the man's hand and she kicked him and when she broke free ran into the neighbor's side door. >> the kidnapping attempt caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera. >> authorities are warning families to be extra vigilant. >> it was monkey see monkey do. little girl making friends with this gorilla. each other copies movements and sharing a kiss. >> you know what she said? >> oo oo oo oo oo afth, ah, ah, ah. >> what does a panda say rick? >> i don't know, i don't know those games. >> soon your level of
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